Eternal Living: Reflections on Dallas Willard's Teaching on Faith and Formation

IVP Books, 2015
ISBN: 9780830897087

Dallas Willard spent his life making eternal living concrete for his friends. With his unexpected passing in 2013, the world lost a brilliant mind. The wide breadth of his impact inspired friends, family, colleagues, students and leaders of the church to gather their reflections on this celebrated yet humble theologian and philosopher. Richard Foster, a friend for over forty years, writes of Dallas: "He possessed in his person a spiritual formation into Christlikeness that was simply astonishing to all who were around him. Profound character formation had transpired in his body and mind and spirit until love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control were at the very center of the deep habit-structures of his life. He exhibited a substantively transformed life. Dallas was simply soaked in the presence of the living Christ." Curated by Gary Moon, director of the Dallas Willard Center, this medley of Dallas's wise teaching and lived model of Christlikeness—as well as snapshots and "Dallas-isms"—will move and motivate readers. Whether influenced by him as a family member, close friend, advisor, professor, philosopher, minister or reformer, contributors bring refreshing insight into not only his ideas and what shaped him, but also to his contagious theology of grace and joy. Contributors include: Richard J. FosterJane WillardJ. P. MorelandJohn OrtbergJames Bryan SmithAlan FadlingRuth Haley Bartonand dozens more


Preface 1. Gary W. Moon: Introduction: Living in the Glow of GodI. Husband, Father and Friend 1. Richard J. Foster: If Death My Friend and Me Divide 2. Family Voices Jane Willard: Birth of the Books: He Never Planned to Write About Christian Spirituality Becky Heatley: Living with the Great Thinker—and Feeler Larissa Heatley: Give’em Heaven John Willard: Fond Memories of My Dad 3. Jan Johnson: A Word from a Different Reality 4. Keith Matthews: The Beauty of a Virtuous ManII. Philosopher and Professor 5. Steve Porter: Evidential Force of Dallas Willard 6. Greg Jesson: Dallas Willard’s Defense of the Radical Practicality of Knowledge 7. Brandon Paradise: From Secular Philosophy to Faith 8. J. P. Moreland: Reflections on a Day with My Professor and Friend 9. Gary Black: Five Tips for a Teacher 10. Widening Spheres of Influence Eff Martin: Doing Business in the Kingdom Quinton Peeples: Creating in the Kingdom Gayle Beebe: Forming Education in the Kingdom John Kasich: Public Service in the Kingdom John Ortberg: Doing Church in the KingdomIII. Mentor and Reformer of the Church 11. James Bryan Smith: Master of Metanoia, Bermuda Shorts and Wingtips Sidebar: Emilie Griffin: He Made Me Feel Welcome and Told Me a Joke 12. Trevor Hudson: Journey into Joy 13. Todd Hunte: Dallas Willard, Evangelist Sidebar: Bill Hull: Reclaiming the Word Discipleship 14. Alan Fadling: Developing Pastors and Churches of the Kingdom 15. Mindy Caliguire: Gray’s Anatomy and The Soul 16. Kent Carlson: The Kingdom of God Is Real Sidebar: Mike Lueken 17. Keith Meyer: A Few Dallas-isms That Changed My Life 18. Ruth Haley Barton: The Real Deal 19. James Catford: Equally at Home in Private and Public Spheres 20. John Ortberg: Conclusion: Hey Dallas . . . Notes

Product Details

  • Title : Eternal Living: Reflections on Dallas Willard's Teaching on Faith and Formation
  • Authors:
    • Moon, Gary W.
    • Ortberg, John
    • Willard, Jane
    • Foster, Richard J.
    • Smith, James Bryan
    • Moreland, J. P.
    • Willard, Dallas
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • ISBN: 9780830897087


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